How likely are you to die or survive in a scary movie

You wake up and find yourself in the middle of a horror film. Do you think you would be able to fight for your life or would you be more likely to fall victim to the evil villain? Now you can find out.

We have watched 500 horror films to calculate the top 20 names most likely to survive or die when starring in a scary film.

With an impressive survival rate of 100%, characters called Louis and Pete are the most likely to live to tell their gruesome tales. But if your name is Robert, stay away from haunted houses as you have a 20% survival rate!

If you find your name in this list, stay away from Ouija boards and graveyards because your chances of survival are slim. Click the button next to each name to see which films your namesake died in!

Name
Times killed
Times survived
Chance of death
Robert
8
2
80%

Was killed in the following films:

  • The Omen
  • Day of The Dead
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • The Last Man on Earth
  • Piranha
  • The Skin I Live In
  • Funny Games U.S.
  • The Night Stalker
Linda
7
2
78%

Was killed in the following films:

  • The Evil Dead
  • Evil Dead II
  • In The Mouth of Madness
  • Dead & Buried
  • Anguish
  • Intruder
  • The Slumber Party Massacre
Harry
9
3
75%

Was killed in the following films:

  • Night of The Living Dead (1968)
  • Creepshow
  • The Night of The Hunter
  • Eden Lake
  • Stir of Echoes
  • Dead & Buried
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Halloween III Season of The Witch
  • Night of The Living Dead (1990)
Jack
11
5
69%

Was killed in the following films:

  • The Shining
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Friday The 13th
  • Invasion of The Body Snatchers (1956)
  • Invasion of The Bodysnatchers (1978)
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • The Invisible Man
  • Slither
  • Bubba Ho-Tep
  • Let Me In
  • Piranha
Billy
12
6
67%

Was killed in the following films:

  • Carrie
  • Scream
  • The Mist
  • Fright Night
  • Final Destination
  • Sleepaway Camp
  • 30 Days of Night
  • Silent Night Deadly Night
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Predator
  • The Crazies
  • Severance
Laura
9
5
64%

Was killed in the following films:

  • The Orphanage
  • Bay of Blood
  • Under The Skin
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
  • Dead End
  • The Signal
  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much
  • The Vampire Lovers
  • Messiah of Evil
Jerry
7
4
64%

Was killed in the following films:

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Fright Night
  • House of 1000 Corpses
  • The Stepfather
  • Tourist Trap
  • Arachnophobia
  • The Signal
George
11
7
61%

Was killed in the following films:

  • Jacob's Ladder
  • House of 1000 Corpses
  • Ravenous
  • Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
  • Dead & Buried
  • Theatre of Blood
  • Identity
  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
  • Funny Games U.S.
  • Severance
  • Quarantine
Mike
11
7
61%

Was killed in the following films:

  • Blair Witch Project
  • Session 9
  • Creepshow
  • The Strangers
  • Salem's Lot
  • Tucker & Dale Vs Evil
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • City of The Living Dead
  • Land of The Dead
  • Grindhouse : Deathproof
  • Wait Until Dark
Ben
10
7
59%

Was killed in the following films:

  • Night of The Living Dead
  • The Descent
  • The Night of The Hunter
  • Them!
  • Dead & Buried
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Hatchet
  • The Crazies
  • Man Bites Dog
  • Burnt Offerings
Steve
7
5
58%

Was killed in the following films:

  • Scream
  • Friday The 13th
  • Dawn of The Dead
  • Eden Lake
  • House of 1000 Corpses
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Halloween
Mark
8
6
57%

Was killed in the following films:

  • 28 Days Later
  • Peeping Tom
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • Possession
  • Creature From The Black Lagoon
  • Friday the 13th Part 2
  • Deliria
  • Freddy VS Jason
Bill
9
7
56%

Was killed in the following films:

  • Friday The 13th
  • The Howling
  • Pet Sematary
  • Zombieland
  • Salem's Lot
  • House of 1000 Corpses
  • The Blob
  • The Crazies
  • Fido
Paul
14
11
56%

Was killed in the following films:

  • The Descent
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • American Psycho
  • The Exorcist III
  • Scanners
  • You're Next
  • Sleepaway Camp
  • The Blob
  • The Loved Ones
  • Cabin Fever
  • Friday the 13th Part 2
  • Friday The 13th The Final Chapter
  • V/H/S/
  • Halloween
Alice
9
9
50%

Was killed in the following films:

  • 28 Weeks Later
  • Halloween II
  • A Bucket of Blood
  • Friday the 13th Part 2
  • The Hunger
  • Lake Mungo
  • Anguish
  • Identity
  • The Woman In Black
Anna
8
8
50%

Was killed in the following films:

  • The Ring
  • The Cabin In The Woods
  • Possession
  • Funny Games
  • Bay of Blood
  • Silent Hill
  • The Signal
  • Maniac 2012
Frank
14
15
48%

Was killed in the following films:

  • 29 Days Later
  • Hellraiser
  • Dawn of The Dead
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Bay of Blood
  • The Black Sabbath
  • Demons
  • Dead Zone
  • They Live
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser 3
  • Dead End
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • The Little Girl Who Lived Down The Lane
  • Maniac 2012
Sam
10
12
45%

Was killed in the following films:

  • The Descent
  • Invasion of The Body Snatchers
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Halloween II
  • Kill List
  • Lets Scare Jessica to Death
  • Dead & Buried
  • Friday The 13th The Final Chapter
  • V/H/S/
  • Piranha 2010
John
14
17
45%

Was killed in the following films:

  • Don't Look Now
  • Se7en
  • The Beyond
  • Child's Play
  • Witchfinder General
  • The Hitcher
  • They Live
  • Inferno
  • Sleepaway Camp
  • Phenomena
  • Orphan
  • The Hunger
  • The Night Stalker
  • The Slumber Party Massacre

This list of the top 20 names of survivors reveals who is hard to kill, and who you want fighting your corner in a horror film. If your name has made the list, you’re most likely safe. If it isn’t, find yourself a Louis, Pete or Chris to hide behind!

Name
Times survived
Times killed
Chance of survival
Louis
7
0
100%

Survived the following films:

  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Interview With The Vampire
  • Angel Heart
  • The Devils
  • The Seventh Victim
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Brotherhood of The Wolf
Pete
7
0
100%

Survived the following films:

  • Braindead
  • Misery
  • Gremlins
  • Lost Highway
  • Blood Feast
  • Silver Bullet
  • A Clockwork Orange
Chris
10
3
77%

Survived the following films:

  • The Exorcist
  • Black Christmas
  • The Howling
  • Dead Zone
  • Night of The Creeps
  • Wrong Turn
  • Pumpkinhead
  • It's Alive
  • Arachnophobia
  • The Craft
Henry
11
4
73%

Survived the following films:

  • Carrie
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Frankenstein
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • Trick r' Treat
  • Creepshow
  • The Bad Seed
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Arachnophobia
  • Black Sheep
Sarah
11
4
73%

Survived the following films:

  • The Descent
  • Day of The Dead
  • Near Dark
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Dead Zone
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • The Hunger
  • Night of The Comet
  • Razorback
  • The Toxic Avenger
  • The Craft
Jason
8
3
73%

Survived the following films:

  • Friday The 13th
  • Ginger Snaps
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • The Seventh Victim
  • Society
  • Friday the 13th Part 2
  • The Stuff
  • Freddy VS Jason
Ed
7
3
70%

Survived the following films:

  • The Conjuring
  • Them!
  • Lost Highway
  • Deliverance
  • Targets
  • The Stepford Wives
  • The Night Stalker
Alex
7
3
70%

Survived the following films:

  • An American Werewolf in London
  • High Tension
  • Final Destination
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Irreversible
  • Frightmare
  • A Clockwork Orange
Jim
8
4
67%

Survived the following films:

  • 28 Days Later
  • Drag Me To Hell
  • House of Wax
  • The Hitcher
  • Alice, Sweet, Alice
  • The Blob 1961
  • Society
  • Mystery of The Wax Museum
Peter
13
8
62%

Survived the following films:

  • Dawn of The Dead
  • Zombi 3
  • Fright Night
  • Funny Games
  • The Black Cat
  • Haxan
  • Sleepaway Camp
  • Spider Baby
  • Dressed To Kill
  • God Told Me To
  • The Blood on Satan's Claw
  • Funny Games U.S.
  • Ghostbusters
Arthur
8
5
62%

Survived the following films:

  • Peeping Tom
  • Dracula
  • Dracula
  • Army of Darkness
  • Martin
  • The Thing From Another World
  • Sisters
  • Altered States
David
11
7
61%

Survived the following films:

  • The Mist
  • Se7en
  • American Psycho
  • Creature From The Black Lagoon
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Black Swan
  • Duel
  • God Told Me To
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The Crazies
  • Alligator
Elizabeth
9
6
60%

Survived the following films:

  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Frankenstein
  • The Fog
  • The Curse of Frankenstein
  • The Entity
  • God Told Me To
  • The Faculty
  • Young Frankenstein
  • House
Tom
8
6
57%

Survived the following films:

  • Psycho
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes
  • House of Wax
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Stir of Echoes
  • Black Swan
  • Deranged
  • Cape Fear
John
17
14
55%

Survived the following films:

  • Repulsion
  • Dracula (1958)
  • Day of The Dead
  • The Changeling
  • Dracula (1979)
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Night of the Demon
  • The Wolf Man
  • Last House on The Left
  • The Night of The Hunter
  • When a Stranger Calls
  • The Faculty
  • Psycho II
  • Anguish
  • The Mummy
  • The Mothman Prophecies
  • The Hound of Baskervilles
Sam
12
10
55%

Survived the following films:

  • Psycho
  • Halloween
  • The Howling
  • Trick r' Treat
  • The Lost Boys
  • Dead Zone
  • The Bird with The Crystal Plumage
  • Night of The Comet
  • Wait Until Dark
  • The Woman In Black
  • Cape Fear
  • The Woman In Black 1989
Frank
15
14
52%

Survived the following films:

  • Suspiria
  • Candyman
  • The Wolf Man
  • The Brood
  • Gremlins
  • The Mummy
  • Blood and Black Lace
  • Maniac
  • Stir of Echoes
  • Bad Taste
  • The Frighteners
  • It's Alive
  • The Faculty
  • Blue Velvet
  • Race With the Devil
Alice
9
9
50%

Survived the following films:

  • Friday The 13th
  • Cat People
  • Alice, Sweet, Alice
  • Lost Highway
  • Resident Evil
  • People Under The Stairs
  • Race With the Devil
  • The Plague of The Zombies
  • Deliria
Anna
8
8
50%

Survived the following films:

  • The Innocents
  • Martyrs
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Tenebre
  • Haxan
  • Maniac
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Predator
Paul
11
14
44%

Survived the following films:

  • Misery
  • The Wolf Man
  • I Walked With a Zombie
  • Funny Games
  • It Follows
  • The Curse of Frankenstein
  • The Cat and The Canary
  • The Devil-Doll
  • Funny Games U.S.
  • Werewolf of London
  • Dagon